Thursday, February 17, 2022
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Offered by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, the “Slavery, Democracy, and Racial Violence in the Americas” Seminar will provide a series of lectures on slavery, racism, and violence in the modern and contemporary Atlantic World. These lectures will offer an overview of the legacies of colonialism and the enslavement of Indigenous and African peoples in the making of racialized societies across the continent.
Keila Grinberg is a Brazilian historian of slavery, race, and freedom in the Atlantic World. She is the Director of the Center for Latin American Studies and Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, Grinberg was a Professor at the History Department of the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro for almost twenty years, and a Visiting Professor at Northwestern University, New York University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago. As a specialist on Atlantic slavery, she has published several articles and books, including “A Black Jurist in a Slave Society: Antonio Pereira Rebouças and the Trials of Brazilian Citizenship” (UNC Press, 2019), a finalist of the 2020 Frederick Douglass Book Prize.